7 tips for staying warm in wine country

Saturday, January 1st, 2022

Stayint warm in wine country

—Autumn has passed in Paso Robles Wine County and winter is peeking her head around the corner. In Paso, the temperature drops into the fifties after the sun goes down and the shorter days are much cooler. With wine tastings and dining, all moved to the outdoors we’ve put together 7 tips for you to stay warm and cozy while taking in the beauty of the landscape and sipping on world-class wines.

1. Check the Weather

One of the most unique things about the Paso Robles wine region is what they call diurnal temperature swings…..all that means is cool nights and warm days! Sure, the evenings get chilly, cold even, but the days are lovely, in the sixties. When planning your trip take a look at the weather just so you are prepared. After all, it is 2021 and you never know.

2. Dress in Layers

Paso is known for having a laid-back and relaxed vibe, so dress the part. We call it wine country casual—your favorite pair of jeans, a nice shirt or sweater, a light coat or vest, and comfortable shoes. Then finish off your wine tasting wardrobe with a scarf and shades, viola! Or, wear the winemaker uniform, boots, puffy coat, and jeans.

3. BYOB – Bring Your Own Blankets

As we all are adjusting to wine tasting and dining outside, BYOB has brought on a new meaning. Keep a few lightweight throws in your car so you can grab them for extra frosty days or for evening dining.

4. Paso Swag

Sporting logo accessories are a great way to support your favorite winery and a good excuse to buy fun swag while in Paso Robles. Wineries have stocked up on stylish warm clothing like beanies, scarfs, vests, blankets, mini hand warmers, and more. It’s a win, win – buy Paso gear and look cool while being warm.

5. Plan!

Planning your trip has become so easy these days since wineries and restaurants are requiring reservations. Use this tool to your advantage. While you are scheduling your wine tasting or dinner ask questions and get specific like: do you have outdoor heaters, can I be seated near a firepit, we’d prefer not to sit in the sun or under a shelter and so on.

6. Extend Your Stay

Why not come to play and to work. Book your room or vacation rental for a few extra days. This extra flexibility will give you plenty of time to work remotely, explore Paso, and enjoy the day’s bounty from the comfort of your own warm space. Order take-out from our amazing restaurants, pick up wine at one of our local wine shops, cuddle up, and enjoy.

7. Stay Home & Buy Paso Wine

We shudder at the suggestion that you do not come to Paso Robles Wine Country, but there are so many ways to explore, savor, and support wine country from the comfort of your own home (and without any travel woes). Take part in virtual tastings, online activities, cook Paso recipes, plan your next trip to wine country, and buy Paso wine.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Paso Robles Wine Country when the time is right for you. And please remember to always be patient, flexible, and kind. We are ready to serve you when you are ready to be served

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